Archive for the ‘Ottawa’ Category

Get Canal Ice Conditions on a Map on Your Phone

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_82" align="alignright" width="256" caption="Screen capture of the redesigned Canal Ice Conditions mobile web app"][/caption] We have created a mobile app to make it easier to access Rideau Canal Skateway Ice Condition information from the NCC website. This winter's weather in Ottawa has not be consistently cold, and the conditions on the canal can ...

Social media and elections

Friday, September 12th, 2008

I have signed up to volunteer for Jen Hunter with her campaign for Ottawa Centre in the up-coming federal election. For sure, the social media is becoming an important asset for the Green Party to market itself and for relevancy to younger voters.  Notably, their party leader Elizabeth May is now ...

Flex Camp Ottawa recap

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

The Flex Camp Ottawa event at Adobe last Thursday was an experience to remember: well-organized, great speakers and interesting information. While I'm no Flex developer, I was interested to see those who are in the city.  Having the top two Flash firms (Fuel Industries & Teknision) in Ottawa as presenters tipped ...

Democamp Ottawa 9 recap

Monday, May 26th, 2008

It was another well-attended night at the latest Demo Camp: DemoCampOttawa9. The presenters tonight were: SIMtone GPU Core - Graphics processor core implemented on Xilinx FPGA OurAirports picsphere Stockify Protecode It was held at the hip Velvet Room, 62 1/2 York Street in the Market, and not at the Clock Tower Brew Pub as per usual in the ...

Ottawa VC Roundtable Recap

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Rick Segal of JLA Ventures was in town today, along with Scott Pelton of GrowthWorks Capital, for the Ottawa VC Roundtable session. Overall, it was a very informative session. The mystery surrounding why they pick certain companies to invest in has been lifted for me. Rick is ...

A contact for IRAP research grant

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Bob Reichert from the NRC (National Research Council) announced in DemoCamp Ottawa 8 that, if your startup is seeking research grants and/or general questions regarding IRAP, you can contact him at 613.993.7890 or Bob.Reichert at

Some Ottawa startups are hiring

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

These companies has announced at DemoCamp Ottawa 8 on Monday that they are looking for staff, software developers and others, to join their team: Thornley Fallis / 76 Design Real Decoy FavQuest (part-time, sweat-equity? for now)

My recap of Ottawa DemoCamp 8

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

The latest DemoCamp a couple of nights ago was interesting. A few observations: no dominant technology platform used across the board (, java , php, etc.) product maturity ranges from fairly polished commercial (DevShop) to various stages of "beta" (FavQuest, FriendsRoll) a professional emcee (David Schellenberg of LiVE 88.5) really helps makes ...

Some Ottawa startups review

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

The Ottawa Business Journal has posted an article on the latest status of some Ottawa startups:     Startup Checkup 2007 The tech companies mentioned in the article:     Avoca Semiconductor, voice-interface solutions, hardware & software     Distil Interactive, web education and training, software     Gridpoint Systems, carrier ethernet solutions, hardware     ImaSight, digital radiography solutions, hardware     Jaded Pixel, ecommerce solution, software     Kakiloc (closed), ...